Splurging

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  1. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    So I'm wondering, what is your opinion on splurging on figures? (IE buying a ton at a time then taking a break for a while) I splurged for the first time, and I think I bought way too much, so now I kinda have to take a break for at least a month. The figures I got were FE Starscream, PRID Megatron and Ratchet, SG Drift, SG Soundwave, and Alternity Megatron.

    So what's your opinion? Splurging good or bad?
     
  2. Wolfdawg

    Wolfdawg Well-Known Member

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    My opinion? Eh, it happens sometimes. It's kind of a part of the hobby, ya know? I personally try to limit splurges to twice a year. It usually happens around Botcon. I always tell myself that I don't need ANY of the Botcon exclusives. Then I start looking at pictures and end up getting a bunch of them.

    Also, I also splurge around Christmas, getting figures I'd previously passed on from older lines. The only thing about splurging is that it really hurts the wallet. I learned that a few years ago when I was broke for like 3 months from a pretty bad eBay splurge session. As a result, I always try to keep a few hundred extra dollars in my personal Transformers account so that I'm never assed out like that again, lol. It's worked so far!
     
  3. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    I don't do it too much, but I find I enjoyed the figures less when I got too many at the same time. It's just not the same thrill.
     
  4. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    I've definitely been splurging as of late. First I bought the TFC Toys Hercules. Then I finished off my Masterpiece collection by picking up the Takara Thundercracker. I don't have Ultra Magnus or Rodimus but don't want them. Then I decided to collect the 1984 mini-bots. I bought two of each with the exception of Bumblejumper. So far I only have one of him. I have them displayed with one in robot mode and one in car mode. Then I was faced with the decision of whether to keep buying minibots or start buying the larger figures. I went with the later. I'm working on the whole 1984 pre-rub line MIB. So far I've picked up Megatron, Soundwave & Buzzsaw, Starscream and a first run Optimus with grey Roller and error box. I'll be getting him in the mail this week. I won Jazz this weekend. This morning I picked up a nice, loose Frenzy with metal feet and Laserbeak. To help subsidize my habit I've been selling off other non-Transformers stuff.
     
  5. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    Splurging is good as long as you can afford it and you enjoy it.
     
  6. Bountyan

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    Rarely ever happens with me. I usually only buy one or two figures at a time.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    I've done it. I try not to.

    I'll continue to try not to. It will probably occasionally happen again.

    The thing of it for me is that I have to weigh how much I might be spending at the moment, versus how much more something might cost me in the future if I pass on it now. I might not want to buy 5 things all at once, but if I do plan to buy all of them eventually and know at least a couple of them are likely to cost me double on the secondary market if I don't pick them up when I actually see them myself, then I'm kind of hurting myself more in the long run by not splurging now.

    The trick is being honest with myself about which things I really want, and which are just an impulse buy that I'm not going to care about in a couple weeks.
     
  8. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    Hello, my name is Whoamidri and I am a Transformers addict. That's the first step right? Admitting you have a problem? If I would have stopped buying stuff a year ago it would have been a splurge. I would say I do not splurge.
    I hope my daughter wants to go to state college (Kidding....sorta).
     
  9. SouthtownKid

    SouthtownKid Headmaster

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    Or hey, maybe community college.
     
  10. jestermon

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    Been making some ebay money been splurging on old msia that I actually got back into when I was selling off the ones I didn't want, man they were so cool.
     
  11. bny888

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    Splurging is not bad if you've taken care of all other financial responsiblities. Retail therapy if you will, hehe. :) 
     
  12. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Haha, that's not a splurge :)  ! But that is a damn good haul with some real choice pieces.
    The way I shop now is totally splurge-centric. I came back from Botcon with about seventy figures but I'd only bought one or two a month for most of the year. I hate paying postage and when it comes to G1 figures I like to inspect figures rather than rely on ebay.
    My next big splurge will be BOTs or CONs or Auto Assembly, whichever is the next TF convention I get to, and I imagine that will be very trade-heavy.
     
  13. depthcharge82

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    sounds kind of dirty
     
  14. seali_me

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    I agree plus I get an earful if I do that too often.

    To be honest, I leave my cards at home these days and never even want to have a paypal account.
     
  15. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    I splurge once a year, my Birthday. Nobody has a clue as to what I want or even how to go about finding it so I just buy all my own gifts. Other then that, I keep my figures at roughly 1 to 2 a month.
     
  16. Coltello

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    I just ended my splurge mode actually. If you look at my collection (in signature), all of that was purchased or received from trades since early April. It's a bittersweet feeling. You get what you want, but you're left with an aching wallet. Personally, I'm an impatient person and I try to get what I want as soon as I reasonably can since I'm going to end up getting it anyway.
     
  17. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i do it about three times a year, just got one in today :) 
     
  18. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Hasbrown'd

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    Once in a while, I splurge. It's a fun release. Sometimes it's random, when I have a lot more money after paying bills than usual, or when I have a good run of eBay sales. I also always plan a splurge around Comic-Con, though even then it's not all that big of a splurge.
     
  19. wolfe

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    It happens once in a while for me. Especially around botcon.
     
  20. M3GATRON

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    Buying Giant or Hercules is splurging.



    I just bought Giant :p 
     

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